The new Aston Martin Vanquish will be unveiled today, priced from £189,995 you can expect to see delivery in late 2012.
The Vanquish is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine coupled to the Touchtronic 2 six-speed automatic gearbox.
It did not seem to long ago that Aston did not quote power outputs but in the ever changing world of motoring – they now do and the Vanquish produces 573 PS (565 BHP) at 6,750 rpm, 620 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm, which will propel it from 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and then onto a top speed of 183 mph.
The Vanquish will feature the latest iteration of Aston Martin’s Adaptive Damping System (ADS) allows the driver to switch between three distinct damping modes: Normal, Sport and Track, delivering instant adjustment of the car’s ride and handling characteristics. It also features third generation Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes.
You can specify the Vanquish in two formats either as 2+2 or 2+0 seater and you even get 368 litres of boot space for the grand tour with 140 per cent more storage space than the DBS.
The Vanquish is hand-built at Aston Martin’s plant at Gaydon, Warwickshire using the latest technology and materials. It takes more than 70 hours and 7 leather hides to build and trim one interior. The engine is hand-assembled at the dedicated Aston Martin engine plant in Cologne, Germany.
Aston Martin’s CEO Dr Bez said: “The Aston Martin range is stronger now than at any time in our 99-year history. The new Vanquish represents the perfect way to signal the beginning of our centenary celebrations next year.”
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